This Day in Showbiz History… October 5


Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (pictured) turns 45 today while actor Jesse Eisenberg turns 34 and the Aussie star of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Guy Pearce, turns 53.

Actor Daniel Baldwin turns 60 today and Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof turns 69. Comedian Roger Dangerfield died on this day in 2004. Also, award-winning, Durban-based actor Bryan Hiles turns 43.

The film The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston and Yul  Brynner, opened in America on this day in 1956.

Topping the South African singles chart on this day in 1980 was Can’t Stop The Music by Village People. It spent three weeks at No 1. Just saying…